Myths & Fact About Endometriosis

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Endometriosis affects about 200 million women around the world. The endometrium- the lining of your uterus-grows outside the uterus when you have this painful condition. Gender issues and the complex nature of endometriosis have led to too many myths and misconceptions, unfortunately, being created


  • Endometriosis is hard to understand – From a woman’s perspective, endometriosis is a disorder surrounded by abuses, misconceptions, delayed diagnosis, hit-and-miss therapies and a lack of awareness, overlaid with a wide variety of symptoms that represent a persistent, debilitating and, for many, painfully chronic condition. Access to timely diagnosis and treatment for this vast women’s and girls’ population should not be compromised by the myths and misconceptions that, sadly, remain strong.
  • Endometriosis is just a really heavy period. – Hormones cause the lining of your uterus to thicken during your monthly cycle in preparation for a possible pregnancy. If you’re not getting pregnant you’re getting your time. The tissue breaks up through your anus and leaves. Endometriosis occurs when those hormones cause similar thickening and bleeding in the tissue that grows outside your uterus, such as on your ovaries or in the tubes that supply your eggs (the fallopian tubes). This often causes you to bleed more but not always during your time period.
  • Serious pain during your time is common. – If the pain interferes with your daily routine, talk to your doctor. It is a common sign of endometriosis and other issues. And perhaps the pain isn’t limited to your time. Endometriosis can also cause pain during periods, when you go to the bathroom, or when you have sex.
  • When you’re young, you can’t get this. – You can get endometriosis when you have begun your cycle. Once you get into your 30s and 40s, it’s more likely, but your chances also increase if: 
  • Other family members have. 
  • You’re young at beginning your career. 
  • Their cycles last less than seven days.
  • Heavy bleeding means you suffer endometriosis. –
    Needless to say. This is one possible cause, but other factors could be at fault, such as growths like polyps and fibroids, Thyroid problems, pregnancy, cancer.
  • It’s all up in the head.-

Endometriosis is not a mental but a physical condition. The build-up of blood and tissue can lead to bloating, inflammation, scar tissue, and pain that is severe enough to require surgery. But years of long, painful periods and uncomfortable sex, especially if you don’t know what causes them, can take its toll on your mental health.

CONCLUSION – This typically takes 7-10 years to diagnose, so if you have signs such as pain, heavy bleeding, severe cramps, bloating, and spotting between periods, talk to your doctor. If you have signs and symptoms that could suggest endometriosis, see a doctor or consult with a gynecologist. Call healthboxes on xxx to speak for free with a doc or book an app.

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Pregnancy at age 35

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PREGNANCY AT AGE 35 FACTS It's not as easy to get pregnant after age 35 as at age 25, but it's still possible for most women. Women in their early 30's still deliver healthy babies. The age 35 is essentially
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Parenting Tips For Children With ADHD

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Parenting Tips For Children With ADHD ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactive disorder.  It's a medical condition. It affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood.  ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder
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BREAST CANCER SCREENING LOCATIONS IN LAGOS Screening tests are tests performed before symptoms begin to find diseases. The aim of breast screening is at its earliest and most treatable level to detect a lump. In breast cancer; screening a woman who has no breast cancer signs or symptoms undergoes a breast examination such as: Clinical breast examination: first of all is a clinical breast examination. A doctor's or other health professional's physical examination of the breast. Mammography: Mammography also plays a central role in identifying breast cancer early because it can sometimes reveal breast changes before you or your doctor can notice them.
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Suicidal Thoughts And Ways To Overcome.

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Feeling suicidal is not a character defect, and it doesn’t mean you’re mad, weak, or defective. It just implies that you have more pain than you can deal with right now. At the time, this pain seems overwhelming and permanent. But with time and help, you can overcome your issues, and pain and suicidal feelings will pass away.

Suicide ideas can be very hard to cope with or comprehend. Sometimes, they may be fleeting, but sometimes they may be greater urges or fantasies that promise relief from seemingly unbearable pain. Luckily, there are methods to overcome suicidal thoughts that can move you away from hurting yourself and toward recovery.


  1. RE-FOCUS: There are distinct methods to do this, and some of them may work better for you than others. Work to distance yourself (i.e moving your attention away) from the adverse ideas of hurting yourself.
  2. REMOVE YOURSELF FROM DANGER OR (IF SAFE) STAY WHERE YOU ARE: Thoughts of suicide can hit hardest when you’re in a potentially dangerous area or situation (waiting for a Skytrain, driving, standing on a balcony, or near guns, weapons, or other potentially harmful objects). When this occurs, move physically or away from the region or situation to minimize the opportunity for suicidal thoughts to act.
  3. SLOW YOUR BREATHING: This enables slow down your heart rate and supplies more oxygen to your brain, while also moving your attention away from any ideas you have. Take a few profound inhales and exhales to regain control of your breath— four seconds in, hold on for four, four seconds out, hold on for four, repeat.
  4. REMIND YOURSELF OF RECOVERY: Part of recovering from depression is learning to conquer these kinds of ideas and emotions without getting further down on yourself for having them. Remember that recovery is feasible. Many people have had comparable ideas and emotions about suicide and have survived— even people who have attempted to take their life several occasions have been able to recover.
  5. REACH OUT FOR HELP: If using the above techniques doesn’t assist to reduce the intensity of your suicidal thoughts, it’s time to reach out. Even if you don’t believe the ideas were that severe, it’s a good habit to reach out to others. Surround yourself with individuals you’re interested in, rather than shutting down and isolating yourself. People that you care about want to assist–let them know what’s going on.


Your safety is your first priority and there are professionals at Healthboxes to help. If you need more urgent support, Call Healthboxes on 09091111129 or 08097560000

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